Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Ruling" by executive order and bureaucratic policymaking instead of governing by simply following the law

Thomas Sowell has a great article out today on how Dear Leader's Department of Health and Human Services on January 1 is going to begin implementing a "Death Panel" component of Obamacare, notwithstanding the fact that Congress specifically left that provision out of the legislation after an avalanche of protest from the peasantry:

"[Congressman Earl] Blumenauer's office praised the Medicare bureaucracy's action but warned: 'While we are very happy with the result, we won't be shouting it from the rooftops because we are not out of the woods yet.'" 

What a perfectly transparent government President Obama and his minions have given us.  They're so proud of their sneaky little sleight of hand creation of yet another "rule" out of thin air, yet on the other hand they desperately don't want the likes of you and I to find out about it.  It's frankly quite maddening. 

As Sowell astutely points out, when are we as a country finally going to quit tolerating these types of bureaucratic machinations, ones that are nothing more than "end runs" around the laws that the rest of us are supposed to follow on pain of imprisonment?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This proves that Obama learned many things from Bush.